A good team chemistry is obviously important to help morale and boost the teams trust and confidence, but just how vital can bonding sessions be to footballers.
A bonding session could be anything from a team meal, to the players going on a trip together. The reason for this is still unclear to many fans.
Many football fans may question bonding session, wondering why professional football players need to take time to know each other. They may suggest that the players should just do their jobs, and play to the best of their ability.
On the contrary, bonding sessions are extremely helpful to helping the team succeed, despite appearing like a waste of time.
This time can allow the players to build relationships, and grow together. This will be evident on the field when the team has a high morale and spirit going into every game.
Also, these sessions also create a tight knit connection between the team, leading to the players playing for each other, and giving everything for their so called ‘brother’ on the field next to them.
This is considered a traditional idea, and in the day of modern tactics and new training technology it is refreshing to see teams such as Wycombe Wanderers taking time to connect their team.
The Wanderers have been taking time off the training pitch to have special bonding sessions such as visiting the Somme and going Go-Karting.
This way of thinking can be revolutionary, especially in an age where computer monitored analytics and hard, disciplined training schedules rule.
No matter how big or small, getting the team together, having a laugh while growing as a team and individuals can only be a good thing for those involved.
Football League fans…. What do you think of team bonding sessions? Do you feel they are key? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!